The trio – DVB’s Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung, and The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng – were arrested at a checkpoint while returning from TNLA territory.
A senior NLD party member said a majority of parliamentarians liked the protection against online criticism the law provided.
Police said the victim’s body was discovered lying in a chair in his Rangoon office on Sunday after neighbours reported a rotten odour.
The dispute centres on a report that village administrators were exaggerating the acreage owned by local farmers so that they could secure higher loans.
Eleven Media Group admitted that “some points mentioned in the editorial were wrong and groundless accusations” regarding Rangoon’s chief minister and assembly.
Speaking at a conference on media development in Naypyidaw, Information Minister Pe Myint urges the media to use caution when reporting sensitive news.